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Tin Boat Search #14205046 11/28/21 05:06 PM
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Hey guys as I note in the video I need help finding boats, so far I've had guys reach out with a G3, Crestliner, Ranger and a couple of year old Triton that we may look at for fun. So looking for the rest of these and any others I should review. All help is much appreciated.



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Re: Tin Boat Search [Re: KenTx1962] #14205084 11/28/21 06:15 PM
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My last 3 boats have been Xpress boats. H56 (18'), X21 DC, and currently a 2005 X19 with a Yamaha Vmax 150hp. Looking forward to your review!


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Re: Tin Boat Search [Re: ToasterWEyes] #14205207 11/28/21 09:32 PM
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I would think the Vexus boat would be high up on the list as far as tin boats go.


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Re: Tin Boat Search [Re: KenTx1962] #14205529 11/29/21 02:49 AM
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I just bought a fiberglass boat but looked at the what I consider the top three tin boats real hard and those are Vexus, Xpress, and Ranger. I didn't buy a tin boat mainly because I come across a really good deal on a used Skeeter otherwise I would have been riding and grinning in a Vexus.
Up until a few months ago my favorite was the Xpress but the past few months I've seen three of the X21's ripped wide open where the side meets the bottom all on the starboard side on social media. What caused it? All three owners stated they'd hit a big wave hard. One had an 8 foot long tear in it. There are some new players in the tin rig game too, that might be worth looking into.
The Ranger RT198P was always on my list as well but I just don't trust anything connected to Johnny Morris when things get serious; but that being said, it's probably the best bang for the buck.


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Re: Tin Boat Search [Re: KenTx1962] #14205532 11/29/21 02:51 AM
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I love my new Ranger RT178. Did the research and bought the Ranger in June.

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Originally Posted by Happykamper
I would think the Vexus boat would be high up on the list as far as tin boats go.



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Guys I heard today that a guy that used to fish a bunch of the ABA stuff may have a Gator Trax. I want to talk to him, does anybody know David Gilliam, I may be spelling his last name wrong?


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Originally Posted by KenTx1962
Guys I heard today that a guy that used to fish a bunch of the ABA stuff may have a Gator Trax. I want to talk to him, does anybody know David Gilliam, I may be spelling his last name wrong?


Unfortunately I can't help, but, I'm VERY curious as to your impression of the GT once you've seen and ridden in one. My impression, upon first seeing one, was "this boat is a bloody tank."

Thanks again for all you do. I'm very much looking forward to viewing your series regarding aluminum rigs. You're series on glass boats, the deck specs in particular, aided me in my tin boat rebuild.

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Originally Posted by KenTx1962
Guys I heard today that a guy that used to fish a bunch of the ABA stuff may have a Gator Trax. I want to talk to him, does anybody know David Gilliam, I may be spelling his last name wrong?

Yes he runs one. He posted here about the boat one time

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